Japanese Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Japanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Fuji Sushi (Up to 45% Off)

Fuji Sushi - Ventura

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Sushi platters, teriyaki combinations, soups and rolls

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at California Roll Factory

California Roll Factory

West Los Angeles

Kosher-friendly rolls with imitation crab, tempura combos accompanied by miso soup, salad, and rice, and more than 100 sushi rolls

$20 $12

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Sushi and Japanese Fusion Cuisine at Rok Sushi Kitchen (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Rok Sushi Kitchen

Hermosa Beach

At this bright, two-tiered hot spot chefs pair fusion entrees and 50+ specialty rolls with cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices

$40 $21

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Shabu-Shabu Japanese Food at Sapporo Ramen & Shabu Shabu (46% Off). Two Options Available.

Sapporo Ramen & Shabu Shabu

City Center

Diners dip thin slices of meat like kobe beef, pork, or chicken into a boiling savory soup base to cook, then eat them with rice and veggies

$25 $14

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$27 for $40 Worth of Japanese Food — Sen Asian Kitchen

Sen Asian Kitchen

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Come try delicious cuisine from our Japanese and sushi-bar menus, featuring fantastic specialty rolls, katsu, and noodles

$40 $27

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Yakitori Japanese Food at Izakaya & Beer Bar by Ryo Zan Paku (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Izakaya & Beer Bar by Ryo Zan Paku

Torrance

Quirky Japanese restaurant serves up yakitori that’s cooked by chefs over authentic Japanese bincho charcoal

$50 $30

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Yakitori Fare at Japanese Sake & Seafood House by Ryo Zan Paku (Up to 40% Off)

Japanese Sake & Seafood House by Ryo Zan Paku

Torrance

Enjoy skewered and grilled Japanese dishes

$50 $30

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Sushi and Sake for Two or Four at Japon Bistro (Up to 55% Off)

Japon Bistro

West Central

Award-winning restaurant pairs fresh sushi rolls with sake

$76 $35

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At Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, each specialty roll reels in hungry visitors with a core of flavorful ingredients such as roasted eel, mussels, and spicy sesame sauce. Of the many rolls on the menu, the Box Sushi roll with seared tuna and spicy crab meat might be the most unique one, since it uses a Japanese wooden box instead of seaweed paper to achieve its classic tubular shape. In addition to rolling sushi, chefs also top donburi Japanese rice bowls with teriyaki chicken and curried beef. Even the appetizers are steeped in distinctly Asian flavors, from fried pork gyoza dumplings to veggies encased in a crispy tempura shell.

1812 Cliff Dr., Ste. A
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Small surprises abound inside Takenoya, where ice milk tea might contain sweet bites of mango jelly and one of the sushi rolls might arrive wrapped in soybean paper or cucumber rather than traditional seaweed. Those interested in eschewing surprises can build their own bento box, which compartmentalizes their chosen meals of chicken teriyaki, nigiri, or other specialties into neat squares alongside soup, salad, and rice. Savory noodles swirl amid shrimp tempura in the nabeyaki udon, one of several noodle dishes. The menu also includes traditional plates such as pork katsu, japanese curries, and korean short ribs.

The elaborate sushi listings showcase more than 25 signature rolls. The spicy tempura-lobster roll nestles its namesake ingredient against cucumber, avocado, sprouts, and smelt egg, whereas the summer fresh roll cocoons tuna, salmon, and yellowtail inside a cucumber shell. Four types of box sushi are prepared with a pressing box, which molds each bite into a tiny cube.

5934 Calle Real
Goleta,
CA
US

With more than 30 years in business under its belt, it's no wonder that Seaward Sushi Bar is a stalwart choice for sushi in the Ventura community. Its menu of sushi rolls?bestowed with whimsical names such as Superman and Hot Lips?is written on the wall alongside detailed descriptions so guests know exactly how each one is built.

And while some rolls are wrapped with traditional sheets of seaweed, others are held together with pink soy paper or slices of halibut sashimi. But that's not the only unexpected twist the chefs put on their sushi. They also incorporate unusual ingredients such as tempura sprinkles and garlic sauce, and they frequently pair baked seafood with raw fish to create rolls with contrasting temperatures. Bottles of traditional and flavored sake are available to pair with any of the rolls served inside this casual eatery, which is bedecked with rustic wood panels and an oversize seascape mural.

34 S Seaward Ave
Ventura,
CA
US

When many people think of Japanese cuisine, visions of multihued sushi rolls often spring to mind. But at Gotetsu, the menu is strikingly absent of the rice and raw-fish morsels. The staff is helmed by owner and native of Japan Yukari Watanabe, who has chosen to highlight some of the most often-overlooked dishes in Japanese cuisine. Among them is yakitori, also called kushiyaki, a dish of grilled chicken and meats on thin wooden skewers.

2098 E Main St
Ventura,
CA
US

Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan, so it's fair to expect a restaurant called Fuji Sushi to stack the rolls high. This place doesn't disappoint with its sushi platters, which come loaded with tuna, salmon, and specialty rolls. But sushi accounts for just a fraction of the menu here. The rest includes yakitori skewers, as well as sashimi. After dinner, hang around for a cup of italian coffee or green-tea ice cream freshly scooped out of a frozen kettle.

573 E Main St.
Ventura,
CA
US

For anyone who loves brown rice and sushi, Genmai is the place to eat. Genmai is the Japanese word for brown rice, which is one of their feature dishes, along with other cuisines that are rich in nutrients and versatility. In Japan Genmai is known for being a food that promotes longevity of life and overall health and that is the cornerstone of this delicious eatery. The restaurant advertises that they have the healthiest sushi in the county and at a great price. The environment is fun, the sushi is delicious and the staff is outstanding. Genmai Sushi is committed to being a "Hot Spot" and to providing the best overall experience to every person who walks in the door.

3623 W 5th St
Oxnard,
CA
US